Hi all CAF news The Year 8 common assessment is ready, including the nurture paper. There is also a optional Year 10 end of term assessment, grade boundaries to follow. Year 10 students should have finished Spring 2 before they take this. OFSTED visit NES Maths This week NES Maths team "enjoyed" a Maths deep … Continue reading 13/03/2020


Hi all Hope the Year 11 Mock 2 marking is going well! I came across this nice presentation from AQA that points out where and how students nationally are losing valuable marks. I think it would be great for us to go through this with our Year 11/Year 12 resit classes before we start going … Continue reading 06/03/2020


Hi all Year 10 Curriculum You will see that I have started to tier the curriculum in Summer 1 ready for the next half term. The majority of this half term was higher content so I am adding additional Foundation work originally taught in Year 8. Lesson resources will be uploaded throughout this half term … Continue reading 28/02/2020


Hi all Hope the Year 7 and Year 9 common assessments have gone smoothly. Any feedback about these would be greatly appreciated. Revision Resources I attended a Subject Leaders Network meeting this week at the University of Nottingham and some fantastic revision resources were shared. In particular some resources from Access Maths I particularly like … Continue reading 24/01/2020

Happy New Year!

Welcome back all - I hope your first week back has gone smoothly! Festival of Learning - 6th January 2020 My main takeaways from James Nottinghams' talk include: The importance of stretch and challenge and how we view and should talk about challenge in a positive way. Easy vs. Interesting. Do we describe the challenge … Continue reading Happy New Year!


Hi all Year 10 Foundation Pathway I have now started to create a Foundation Pathway through the Year 10 Curriculum (see Spring 1). I will work on each half term as we go, please discuss with your Head of Maths about which pathway your class should be following. You will also see that I will … Continue reading 13/12/19


Year 8 CAF Review  The results are in and you should now be able to identify which of your students have under performed via Go4Schools and update your CAF reviews and plan your interventions accordingly. Big thank you to you all - it appears as though every single student across the trust sat the Year … Continue reading 22/11/19


GCSE Problems of the Day  Thank you to Michelle from BWA for sharing this resource this week : GCSE-Problems-of-the-Day PPT A lovely set of problems for our KS4 students from White Rose MathsHub. I have also saved this in our Year 11 Revision Resources section. Fibonacci Day (23/11) This falls on a Saturday this year … Continue reading 15/11/19


Year 10 Common Assessment 1  Students should have now taken this assessment. It is easier for us to complete the CAF review whilst/shortly after marking so I have uploaded the template here: CAF review. We will not be able to complete the data section until after the data deadline Friday, 22nd November. There will be grade … Continue reading 08/11/19


Hi all Hope everyone has enjoyed the half term break - how nice was it to have two weeks this year?! Year 10 Common Assessment  These are now online and can be found here: Autumn 2 Assessment. The data deadline for the Year 8 Common assessment is the 15th November - thank you in advance for … Continue reading 04/11/19